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Bridging The Gap With Uphold – In Conversation With CEO Simon McLoughlin


Simon McLoughlin

CEO, Uphold

Joe Endoso

COO, Linqto

Start Date

October 26, 2022

9:00 am PST

End Date

October 26, 2022

10:00 am PST

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When did you last pay with cash? It takes a moment doesn’t it, because the future of money is undoubtedly digital; and as we’ve just demonstrated, it’s already begun. The question is, what is it going to look like? In this fireside chat, we talk with Uphold’s CEO, Simon McLoughlin and Linqto’s very own COO Joe Endoso. We’ll try to answer this complex question and dissect why a company like Uphold is able to bridge the Old Guard with the New. Money has transformed human society. We don’t need to go into the ins and outs of this, we all understand money, as it has been. But now money is on the cusp of a transformation that will reshape banking, finance and the very structure of society. The era of physical cash is drawing to an end, especially in low- and middle-income countries, where the age of digital currencies has begun. Uphold provides a gateway to this new world. For those that don’t know, Uphold is a multi-asset trading platform that combines the features of a crypto exchange, a forex trading app and an online brokerage. It offers more than 200 digital currencies and lets users trade fiat currencies and precious metals. That’s all pretty neat. So neat, we offer it on our platform. There’s actually very few ways to easily and instantly transfer between cryptocurrencies, or any currency unless you are a skilled trader and can navigate difficult exchange platforms. Uphold, however, is like a bullet train for such matters and a bridge into this brave new world. So why not take a peek inside? Uphold’s whole story comes down to making financial access easy to people. It takes away the technical jargon and friction that scares the average user. As we all know at Linqto; we share a similar philosophy – one of democratization. This vision is broader than just crypto, as such with Uphold, you can go from Tesla stock to bitcoin or bitcoin to physical gold. This is a technology that is tapping into this money shift, a shift that’s changing the structure of society.